University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-25-3A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: Tang Dynasty
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Bronze
Technique:Repousee
Iconography:Lions
Depth: 16.5 cm
Outside Diameter:18 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number:C 720 - Other Number

Description

Mirror. Silver and bronze. Back is inlaid with a repousse sheet of silver, set into a heavy eight lobed bronze mirror. The main design is of six cavorting lions enclosed by tendrils. There is a larger lion for the knob. Ring matted stamped background. Silver inset is old but bronze may be a recent casting.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001 - 05 Feb 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Gyllensvard, Bo. 1957. T'ang Gold and Silver. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 50, No. 664View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1930. A Chinese Mirror of the T'ang Dynasty. The University Museum Bulletin. 1 (2): 18-21. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: plate VIIIView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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